Beach Hazard Statement
Expires 2:00 AM EDT on June 29, 2016
Statement as of 3:32 PM CDT on June 28, 2016/
... Beach hazards statement remains in effect until 2 am EDT /1 am
* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.
* Strong rip currents expected.
* Strong structural currents expected.
* Overview/potential impacts... north winds 10 to 20 mph will
create 4 to 7 foot waves through early evening. Waves will
diminish to 3 to 5 feet overnight.
Life threatening waves and currents are expected at the beaches.
People visiting the beaches should stay out of the water.
Rip currents are powerful channels of water flowing quickly away
from the shore... which occur most often at low spots or breaks in
sandbars. Rip currents can sweep you into deeper water.
Structural currents form along piers where longshore currents and
wave action flow into the structure. Structural currents can
sweep you out into deeper water along the pier structure.